07/08/2013 Look North (East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire)


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The headlines: The Yorkshire MEP, Godfrey Bloom, says he regrets any

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offence his comments on foreign aid may have caused. How we can possibly

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be giving �1 billion a month when we're in this debt to bongo bongo

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land is complete completely irrational. Of He says he's glad the

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issue of foreign aid has been put on the agenda.

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Also cleaning teams start work at a play area in Hull linked to the

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spread of an infectious bacteria. It's gone through the family in the

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past couple of weeks any way. Hopefully we won't get it again. It

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is quite worrying something like this. Snrvment How money from a

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charity, run by Prince Charles, is helping local farmers.

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Yes, we've done it! And find out later why this 72-year-old is

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celebrating after his morning dip. After another fine, dry day across

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east Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, I'll be back later with your full

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forecast for tomorrow and into the Good evening. The east Yorkshire

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based MEP, Godfrey Bloom, says he regrets any offence that's been

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caused by his use of the phrase "bongo bongo land". He was recorded

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at a public meeting where he criticised the amount of Government

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money spentds on overseas aid. The UK Independence Party has warned him

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not to use those words again. However, in an interview with BBC

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Look North, Mr Bloom defended his Godfrey Bloom, he thrives on the

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image of being one of our most politically incorrect politicians

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sm. Claim the UKIP MEP has overstepped the mark. How we can

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give �1 billion a month when we're in this debt to bongo bongo land...

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As well as using that phrase, Mr Bloom told a meeting of supporters

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in the Midlands those who received foreign aid spent the money on ray

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ban sun glasses, apartments in Paris and Ferraris. There's no such place

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as bango bango land. I don't see how I could upset to a place that

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doesn't exist. However Natalie says she is offended. Natalie and her

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husband adopted an African orphan called Star. The family have worked

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with charities in Africa. It's making them sound nothing more than

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running through the shrub in loincloths beating drums. They're so

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much more than that. They're just like us. He's just perpetuating the

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idea that they're not worth our money because they're black and

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because they sit around playing bongos all day. It's absurd.

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question the �11 billion the Government will spend this year on

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overseas aid. The money that the UK Government disperses through

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organisations like Christian Aid is very, very heavily accountable. It

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is going to places where the level of poverty is such that it would be

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unimaginable for people in this country and where it makes a very

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real difference to people's lives. Godfrey Bloom is no stranger to

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controversy. When he was first elected in 2004, he was asked about

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gender equality and said, "Women should clean behind the fridge." In

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2010, he was ejected from the European Parliament after directing

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a Nazi slogan at a German MEP. Following Mr Bloom's comments,

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UKIP's chairman said today, "We're asking Blood Red Shoes blood not to

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use this phrase again, as it may be considered disparaging to members

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from other countries." Steve Crowther claims the response from

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voters has been anything but negative. I have been in touch with

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the region quite extensively today. I have to say that from many parts

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of the party up there we are hearing that the response has been

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overwhelmingly positive. UKIP say they won't be taking any further

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disciplinary action against the outspoken MEP, other than a warning

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to mind his language. Earlier today I spoke to Godfrey

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Bloom. I asked him if he stands by his comments. Yes, I do. I made a

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speech in Birmingham and I was talking about the �1 billion a month

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we send with virtually no audit trail every month. I think it's a

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disgrace when we're cutting back on hospitals and police in our own

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country. Do you understand why using the phrase "bongo bongo land" is

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offensive to many? No, it's offensive to Guardian journalists.

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It's not offensive to anybody else. Not offensive to people at home.

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There is no such country. How can anybody be offended? I might have

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offended and I'm going to write and apologise to President Bongo of the

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Gambon in case he thought I was referring to him. I was reading an

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e-mail from Russ who says, "Not just un-PC, but child itch. Would you go

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along with that? What is stupid is sending nearly 100% of our growth in

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GDP next year abroad and without a trail, we don't know where the money

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goes. I would argue that is criedish. You say the Government

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shouldn't be picking people's pockets to give on foreign aid. It

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works out at �137 per person. Is that too much? You have to ask the

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viewers that. We are going to in a moment. I would have thought when

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people are waiting for cancer treatment, dialysis machines so on

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and so forth, waiting for these things that we don't have, I would

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argue sending money abroad is not a good thing. People say it's not just

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morally right it helps stop breeding grounds for terrorists. That is in

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our national interest, surely? I believe people should and I do give

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money to all sorts of charities. I we have a worth worthy charities

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here in Hull for fresh water but that's not the Government's

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responsibility. Britain has been praised for being one of the most

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generous countries in the world. Should we be proud? We are the most

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generous country in the world per capitala. It isn't for rich men like

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David Cameron to take money from poor people to send abroad. �430

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million spend on malaria programmes, that's not apartments in Paris.

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but of course, only part of the speech has been released. Some of it

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does good work. I still don't believe it's the role of Government

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to take taxation from people to give to charities. If I want to give to a

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charity, Save the Children or antimalaria or Red Cross, whatever

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it is, that is my responsibility. It's not for the Government to do

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that. What percentage of people watching will think we give too much

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in foreign aid? I think nearly 100%. 400 million a month goals to the EU

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to distribute in aid. We have no idea where it goes. Your listeners

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who have a mother waiting for cancer treatment or a father waiting for

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dialysis machines or not enough police in their neighbourhood, I

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think they'll agree with me. Final question on the bongo bongo land,

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apology? Do you want to make one? will apologise to President Bongo of

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the gap Bonn if he -- Gambon if he thinks I was referring to him.

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you think Britain should be spending billions a year on foreign aid? It

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is �11 billion. Were you offended bit comments made by Mr Bloom today?

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If you want to comments, we'll have some before we finish. We look

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some before we finish. We look some before we finish. We look

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cycle race will set off from Yorkshire. Will it now be called

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England's Grand Depart? Cleaning teams have moved onto a water play

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IRA in a park in Hull linked to an outbreak of the cryptosporidium

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infection. An investigation is under way after reports of 18 cases in the

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area. The bacteria can cause severe diarrhoea, mainly in children.

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East Park's paddling pool remained closed as workmen moved in to clean

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the area in what the council has described as a precautionary

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measure. Since the middle of July, 18 cases of cryptosporidium have

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been confirmed with the pool being seen as a possible source of

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infection. We treat all outbreaks seriously...

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Now public health experts have been called in to assist the council's

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own investigation. We are taking all the precautions and we are doing all

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what we have to do, because the first thing is stop the, reduce the

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risk of infection, try to identify the source. Is most common in

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children aged between one and five. It's also a danger to the elderly.

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Though experts say anyone with a healthy immune system should recover

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within a month. Parents with experience of the

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illness say it's the one bug they'd rather avoid. It's gone through the

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family in the past couple of weeks any way. Hopefully we won't get it

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again. It's quite worrying something like this. Then it puts you off

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going to other paddling pools. recent hot weather, hundreds of

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families had enjoyed the paddling pool. Today parents were finding

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different ways to occupy their children. I'm not happy but if

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that's the case, we seen somebody yesterday, said they were putting

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taps in it for the kids to watch their hands. It would be concerning

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to go if we didn't know about it and then found out later on. I would be

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angry. Ensure the outbreak's contained, the council says other

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pools in the city are also being tested It could be possible that

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somebody who has been to East Park play area could have been to another

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pool. But it's unlikely. We just want to be sure. Are you doing about

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that? We're testing the water. In other areas as well? All through the

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city, to make sure. Mat jort of those affected are said to be

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children who recently visited the paddling pool, with families tonight

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being advised to be extra vigilant over hygiene.

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Phil is in East Park now. How long have the -- are the

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authorities expecting the pool to be closed? The council will give no

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clear indication as to when the paddling pool here will be back to

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normal. It is the height of the summer holiday. They'll be keen to

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try and resolve these problems as soon as they can. We do know that in

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the last 24 hours, every GP in Hull and east Yorkshire has been

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contacted by health experts and alerted as to what has been

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happening. They are, they say, expecting more cases over the next

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couple of days to appear. Catching the symptoms early could be crucial

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in preventing the spread of the infection.

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More news now, a new inquest will be held into the death of a man whose

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body was washed up on a Norfolk beach 24 years ago. DNA tests last

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year led to believe it was Michael Sutherland who lived in Cleethorpes.

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That should now be determined by the Coroners' Court. An open verdict was

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pronounced in the first inquest held in 1990.

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Detectives investigating the armed robbery at a jewellers in Beverley

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have released a CCTV image a second person. They would like any

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information about the clothes worn during the robbery. Both suspects

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wore white paper overalways and black balaclavas. Watches were

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stolen from the Guest andPhillips Jewellers yesterday morning.

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Staff Attenborough the City of Lincoln Council will now earn what's

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known as a living wage, a minimum of �7. 45 an hour. The change will

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affect 39 people who have been on a rate of �6. 35, just above the

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national minimum wage. The living wage is worked out with members of

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the public based on what households need to maintain their standards of

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living. �7 million is to be spent on

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improvements to the buildings at the University of Lincoln. The

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Government money will fund two new schools. The new students are

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expected to start there in the next two years.

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Now Prince Charles is well known as a champion of rural life. He even

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runs his own organic farming business. Now his charity is helping

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farmers in Lincolnshire. The coastal grazing marshes project is getting a

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share of �3 million from the Prince's Countryside Fund. The money

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will be held to help farms diversify and survive. It's being seen as

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another sign that the future of farming is looking brighter.

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One of our colleges has just reported that more youngsters are

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Ben is one of two apprentice iss in Lincolnshire funded by the Prince 's

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countryside fund. He's being guided through the most important event in

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the farming calendar by a custodian of this industry. I was hoping I

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wouldn't have to spend five days a week in college, so now I get the

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chance to earn money and work and dot job I like at the same time.

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started work at 15. This has always been a family farm. We've continued

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in the same way really. I'd like to think that some of the skill that

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I've picked up over the years that they'll not die completely, because

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they'll be passed on. Farmers who congregate in the market, they work

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hard and they've had long experience. Farming has changed

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dramatically since the war, as these pictures of a cattle market show.

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But with many farmers now exceed exceeding retirement age, new blood

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is needed. Latest figures suggest the number of people farming in

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Britain has declined 26% over the past 20 years. And it's estimated

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that 60,000 new farmers are needed in the next decade to ensure its

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future sustainability. Bishop Burton College in east Yorkshire is helping

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to train that new generation. Alfie Graham was in the classroom just

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last year. He now works on the college's farm. The number of young

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people comeling through -- coming through is quite astonishing. There

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are more and more people coming into agriculture from nonfarming

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backgrounds. That's because they see it as something that's not in

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recession. It could be decades before these graduates are ready to

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run their own farms, to independently produce the food that

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this country needs. That is why in the meantime, this industry needs a

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bit of help. The Prince's Trust have been good in giving us money towards

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training of people in the area, so that they understand and help to

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preserve the Lincolnshire coastal grazing marshes use. Ben drives the

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four miles home to a neighbouring village each night in his tractor.

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An apprentice taking his training seriously! It's a dedication which

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help him produce the British produce we enjoy in the future.

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Good news and a boost for farmers in Lincolnshire. Thank you for

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watching. Still ahead on the programme: How far? Keep going.On

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the tides. The 72-year-old swimming the Humber for a 70th time.

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It will be unique. I really can't think of anybody who would be daft

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Thank you for the photos. Tonight's was taken by Mike B ra d.

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-- Bard. -- Bard.

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"I was shopping in and very excited when I saw Peter Levy in the pound

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shop." With all your money! In the shop." With all your money! In the

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pound shop! All right, get over it. Taking after Hudson. Should have

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brought some Lypsil for you. Tonight has been nice and warm. The greater

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risk of catching a shower tomorrow I think. There will be spells of

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sunshine that could be a little bit warmer tomorrow. 22, 23 degrees

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around the Wash. And it's because we are still in the settled spell of

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weather. Still a ridge of high pressure. Tomorrow night, this

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weather front pushes in. It's a fairly weak affair. It brings patchy

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rain and drizzle overnight into Friday. Friday should brighten up

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again. On the satellite picture, we have a mootling of cloud. We have

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had cloud through the day. Also spells of sunshine. Sunny spells

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into this evening. It looks like a fine night. A dry night with long,

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clear spells that. Allows patchy mist and fog to develop.

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Temperatures back to around 11 or 12 degrees. I think in the countryside,

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like last night, it could be quite drop to around seven or eight

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degrees, which is possible, we get a bit of mist, it could feel autumnal.

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It will warm up. The rest of the sunshine through the morning. The

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cloud bubbling up. Through the afternoon showers about. Not

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everywhere catches one. In the sunshine in between, it feels warm

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with temperatures around where they should be for this time of year. The

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breeze will be mostly gentle and temperatures will lift to around 22

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degrees, which is 72 Fahrenheit, perhaps 23 around the Wash.

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On Friday, we start with a reasonable amount of cloud. It

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should brighten up. The best day of should brighten up. The best day of

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the weekend will be Saturday. Can't believe I'm saying this, but

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when is he back from holiday? for ages. He likes to take about

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three months off! He's like a politician. Oh, gosh.

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Serve you right. I've been savage the last couple of weeks. See you

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tomorrow. Next year, the world's biggest

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annual sporting event, the Tour De France, will start in Yorkshire.

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When the decision was announced in December, it was seen as a coup for

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the county and a huge boost for tourism. Now it's emerged that the

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Government wanted to market the event not as Yorkshire's Grand

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Depart, but England's. In a moment we talk to the man given the job of

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running the tour. First this report. It's one of the biggest sporting

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events in the world. It attracts millions of spectators. When it was

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announced that the Tour De France would start in Yorkshire next year,

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the county was propelled not -- into the international spotlight. We're

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delighted. For the whole of Yorkshire this is an early Christmas

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present. Though the route wouldn't pass directly through east

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Yorkshire, tourism bosses urged local people to embrace it. Now it's

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emerged that the Government wanted to market the event not as

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Yorkshire's Grand Depart, but as England's. The national tourist body

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visit England's first news release about the tour mention England's 11

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times and York Yorkshire -- mention England 11 times and Yorkshire just

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three times. With less than a year to go, the revelations make

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uncomfortable reading for those who worked to bring it to the county.

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Joining me now is Sir Rodney Walker, the man put in charge of the tour

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here by the Government. Good evening to you. Hello, Peter.Let's clear

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this up. The lion's share of the route is in Yorkshire, will it be

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granded as Grand Depart Yorkshire. The brand is secure. It's agreed

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with the rights holders and it will be the welcome to Yorkshire Grand

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Depart. The Government want to market the event not as Yorkshire

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but as England? It isn't something that I've been full lay ware of. Do

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visit England want to be aware? Of course, they do. Because there's two

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days in Yorkshire. The third day is Cambridge, via Essex and the Olympic

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Stadium to the mall. It is at the end of the day, an English event.

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There's no question of it being anything other than two days of the

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Grand Depart in Yorkshire. Two days in Yorkshire and a press release, 11

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references to England and only three to Yorkshire. Was that a bad move?

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have spoken several times to the chief executive of visit England and

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I'm waiting for him to give me his proposals as to out Visit England

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can complement the publicity that Welcome to Yorkshire are going to be

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putting out. I don't see any conflict at all. I do want them to

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be involved but not take over the events. Briefly, we in east

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Yorkshire here feel already a bit left out of the race. Can you

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understand that why when west, south and west are part of it and we're

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not. Is it too late? There's nothing I can do about changing the route,

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I'm afraid. But what is good news is that a lot of the local authorities

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through the length and breadth of Yorkshire want to see this event a

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great success. It's going to cost us �21 million or there about and the

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prospects are that it will generate over �100 million of inward

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investment and tourism. I'm sure you regret we're not coming to east

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Yorkshire as well? I would love it to go to one of my favourite towns,

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which is Scarborough, which I think is North Yorkshire, rather than

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east, but it can't go everywhere. OK. Very good to have you on the

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programme tonight. Thank you very much.

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Now, lots of response last night on bus, taxi and lorry drivers

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attending a course in Hull designed to give them a cyclist's view of the

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city's roads. It's part of council efforts to make drivers aware of the

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dangers facing cyclists and involve them getting on their bikes and

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going on the road for themselves. A big response on this one. Just a

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few, Graham, "If the cyclists choose the cycle lane that has been made

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available to them, there would be a available to them, there would be a

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those. Scunthorpe United have been knocked

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out of the League Cup against barnedzly after a goal -- Barnsley,

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after a goalless away draw sent it to penalties.

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This was the decider after a shootout that saw nine missed spot

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kicks. The Iron lost narrowly by five penalties to four.

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It took him over three-and-a-half hours, but 72-year-old Pete

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Winchester from Lincolnshire has completed his dream of swimming the

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Humber for the 70th time. He set off from Spurn Point yesterday for a

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12-mile swim to Cleethorpes. From east Yorkshire's coast to

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Lincolnshire's. A 70th Humber swim for 72-year-old Pete Winchester and

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his guide boat team. Over the years, he's raised thousands for charity

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and still keeps coming back. This time, though, he insists it's his

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last crossing. I had an ambition to swim the Humber to emulate join

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finch or Brenda Fisher that swap the channel. When I did it once. My

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first question to the lads - when are we going again? Now we're on my

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70th, it will be unique, I really can't think of anybody who would be

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daft enough. That's because there's more than merely smearing on

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Vaseline. He has to time it just right and avoiding some obstacles.

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You can't swim against the current, so we have to make use of a little

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bit of the ebb, cut across dush the slack water period and then take the

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flood assisting us behind the swimmer and cut back into the shore.

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I want to be successful. I do want to call it a day. It is a big one,

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really. So to the swim. With the tides against him at first, peat's

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fast start soon slowed Andujar hour in, conditions -- slowed and an hour

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in, conditions worsened. We want to be further down. Pete this was

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becoming an epic swim. Two hours in and the shore still not in sight.

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Normally he would be almost home and dry by now. Instead it was another

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hour-and-a-half before this. Stop! hour-and-a-half before this. Stop!

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hour-and-a-half before this. Stop! Pete, stand up! Yes! We've done it.

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Yeah three-and-a-half hours it was a long one. I was cold, though I'm not

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cold now. I think because of excitement. I can tell you honestly,

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it was tough. It's amazing, it is really. Nobody will do it like Pete

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has, not 70 times. Not as many times. No. So 70 Humber swims at the

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age of 72, time to retire, you'd think and who knows, maybe he will.

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I reckon he'll be back. Well done to Pete. Now the main national and

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regional headlines: The Governor of the Bank of England says interest

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rates could stay at a record low for another three years. The Yorkshire

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MEP, Godfrey Bloom, has said he regrets any offence caused by his

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comments on foreign aid. Tomorrow: Sunny spells and scattered showers.

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Some places stay dry. Temperatures Some places stay dry. Temperatures

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up to 23 Celsius. Big response on Godfrey Bloom's comments after

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talking to him a few minutes ago. Steve says, Godfrey Bloom is right

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in what he says. We fought in two world wars for the right of Free

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Speech. Why ostracise the man for speaking the truth? Another one

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says, complaining of millions of pounds going in aid was speaking for

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many of us. Quite ridiculous to see the wealth of some of the leaders of

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third world countries. Simon and Judith say, "We are not

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amongst Mr Bloom's nearly 100%. His comments and glib manner are

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designed to create an environment which racist comments are

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